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Jorge Sampaoli's men are being backed in to dispatch the boys in green and gold with ease when the two sides clash in Group B

Australia are huge outsiders for their opening game of the World Cup against Chile on Friday (Saturday morning AEST).

The Socceroos are paying $8 to cause what would be a major upset at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, where Chile are bet365's $1.45 favourites. The draw, a result which would still represent a major achievement for unfancied Australia, is priced at $4.

Ange Postecoglou's team have struggled in front of goal lately and a relatively tight game is expected this weekend, with under 2.5 goals the favourite at $1.75. Over 2.5 goals is paying $2.05.


Back Chile at $1.45

Patriotic punters should get on a Socceroo miracle at $8

Chile won their last friendly outing 2-0 at the expense of Northern Ireland, while the Socceroos lost 1-0 to Croatia. Both of those scorelines look likely in this one, and are available at $6 and $5.50 respectively.

If it's the first goal-scorer market you're interested in, Alexis Sanchez of Barcelona is among the shortest players at $5 to break the deadlock.

Star forward Tim Cahill is the shortest priced Australian player at $10 to score first and $4.33 to score at any point in the game.